Events

Exhibitions

Spotlights

Events at The Collection

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For reservations or for more information, call (504) 523-4662.

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Rum, Rhum, Ron! A History of Rum in the New World

June 25, 2016
WRC, 410 Chartres St.

On Saturday, June 25, The Historic New Orleans Collection will present the latest in an ongoing series of symposia that explore the history of local foodways. “Rum, Rhum, Ron! A History of Rum in the New World,” will be a spirited celebration of the history, production and consumption of the most widely produced liquor in Louisiana. (more…)

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Vieux Carré Memoir

THNOC French Quarter oral history project

The Vieux Carré has been the center of the cultural and social life of New Orleans since the city’s inception. Generations of artists, writers, restaurateurs, bartenders, bankers, exotic dancers, Catholic priests, fortunetellers, tourists, and others have haunted these 78 squares of brick and mortar for nearly three centuries.

To record and archive the voices of those who have influenced life in the French Quarter during our time, The Historic New Orleans Collection has created an oral history project called Vieux Carré Memoir.  Leading up to the opening of our museum on French Quarter history we will be interviewing those who have influenced life in the French Quarter during our time.

Listen to Leah Chase reminisce about Creole wieners and spaghetti.

For more information about the Vieux Carré Memoir project contact Mark Cave at markc@hnoc.org

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THNOC awarded grants from NEH, Entergy, and NPS

Recent exhibition on domestic slave
trade to travel to new locations

The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud to announce that it has received three grants totaling more than $340,000 to support its recent exhibition on the domestic slave trade traveling in different formats to host sites around the country. (more…)

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly

2016 Spring issue
Wonder Women:Vanguard of Change

Since 1983, The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly has brought historical essays, news of recent acquisitions, and announcements of The Collection’s events, exhibitions, and educational programs to its readers. All issues from fall 1999 to the present are available online as PDF files. The 2016 spring Quarterly is now available.

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TriPod: New Orleans at 300

Podcasts reflecting on the city’s lost and neglected history.

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is an innovative radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its tricentennial in 2018. Each TriPod episode is a micro-documentary that delves deeper into the familiar and questions what we think we know about New Orleans history.

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“To Be Sold” symposium now online

To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade
from Virginia to New Orleans

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Library of Virginia, and University of New Orleans’s Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies joined forces to present a one-day, two-city symposium on the domestic slave trade. To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans featured internationally recognized scholars, including Maurie D. McInnis, Calvin Schermerhorn, Walter Johnson, and more. (more…)

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Katrina + 10 timeline

Chronicling ten years after Katrina

Explore the historical events that have shaped New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 landfall with this interactive timelineThe timeline is a component of the exhibit
Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City.

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“Lost Friends” database available online

Produced in conjunction with
the exhibition “Purchased Lives”

The Historic New Orleans Collection’s current exhibition Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, features a selection of advertisements placed in the Southwestern Christian Advocate by former slaves looking for their loved ones. More than 330 of these ads are now available in an online, searchable database developed by THNOC.

(more…)

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Historian retires

John T. Magill
retirement article

Nationally renowned  Historian and Senior Curator John T. Magill is retiring from The Collection after 30 years of service. Read all about it in a New Orleans Advocate article by Dominic Massa.

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NOLA Life Stories

oral history interviews

From cherished childhood memories of lost New Orleans neighborhoods, to funny or insightful takes on the formation of New Orleans institutions, NOLA Life Stories features first person perspectives of the individuals who have helped shape our community. This innovative radio program, created by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the collaboration of WWNO, features excerpts from oral history interviews conducted as part of THNOC’s New Orleans Life Story Project, an ongoing effort to record and archive the voices and experiences of the people who have made New Orleans what it is today.

Listen to NOLA Life Stories.

For more information about the New Orleans Life Story Project and the Oral History Program at The Historic New Orleans Collection contact Mark Cave at markc@hnoc.org